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Animated GIF avatars

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dark Matter, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Active Member

    Just asking? Do you have XenForo 1.0.3 installed here and are using ImageMagick instead of GD2, as my animated avatar (is not being animated).

    Image below is 200x200px large, same image I just used as my avatar.

    avatar.gif
     
  2. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    My guess is it won't be used here as animated avatars would alienate quite a few people I suspect.
     
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  4. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Same goes for the other way around ;)
     
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not really.

    A static image can't really annoy, whereas having a page full of flashing, moving images can.
     
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  6. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Some static images annoy me I need more flashing lights :coffee:
     
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  7. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Active Member

    That's why I asked to be honest, I had a feeling they may have stuck with GD here to avoid people flooding the forums today with animated avatars being added. As I tend to agree, they can be quite off putting.

    People saying it doesn't work. Are you aware that your server must have a minimum version of ImageMagick installed, your problem could lie there. Check your php info page and see what version of ImageMagick is shown as being installed, it does tell you.

     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In addition to the ImageMagick library, the PECL Imagick extension also needs to be installed.

    Even so, it appears there may be some problems and a bug report has been opened.
     
  9. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    For a professional business site like this, it's best not to possibly cause epileptic seizures in your customers. :p
     
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  10. infis

    infis Well-Known Member

    In Debian-based systems there is no necessity to use PECL. ImageMagick module is installed by a command:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install php5-imagick
    And if it is necessary to install through PECL it is required to install a large quantity of packets. In general the instructions on usage PECL confuse. Unfortunately, instructions on usage imagick PECL in adjustments in the Admin panel not absolutely correctly.
     
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  11. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Hehe aye I was only messing (y)
     
  12. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    FWIW, no, we are not using imagick here.
     
  13. infis

    infis Well-Known Member

    Kier, why it is impossible by means of function phpinfo () to receive the information on the installed version of ImageMagick extension or what it isn't installed or it is not included? Depending on result to include in the list of switches usage of this extension by a XF.
     
  14. ToDie4

    ToDie4 Well-Known Member

    How about something in between instead ;)
    avatar.jpg
     
  15. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Active Member

    Well the minimum avatar size recommended was 200x200 in your profile settings here, so I created it based on that to work right had ImageMagick been used on XenForo. If your running a home server using WampServer or whatever. Here is a good guide I used to install it proper at my end. Installing both the ImageMagick first on my C Drive, then the php extension with WampServer on my F drive.

    http://www.elxsy.com/2009/07/installing-imagemagick-on-windows-and-using-with-php-imagick/
     
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    So you have animated avatars working on a local install of XenForo?
     
  17. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Active Member

    No, how can I when I don't own an XenForo license?

    I have ImageMagick installed working proper is what I mean. And reading many peoples posts here giving the impression they run XenForo locally "saying it doesn't work in showing animated avatars". Makes me wonder - do they have ImageMagick set-up right in the first place.
     
  18. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Let's be absolutely clear here. Having ImageMagick installed on your server does not mean that you can have animated avatars. You must look in your phpinfo for an extension called imagick.

    Screen shot 2011-07-08 at 20.31.01.png

    If you do not have imagick listed in your phpinfo, you don't have the necessary PHP extension and cannot have animated avatars.
     
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  19. Dark Matter

    Dark Matter Active Member

    I think it's also worth mentioning here, if your using WampServer that is. That you should be seeing the php_imagemagick extension listed as loaded below (highlighted in yellow).

    02.PNG
     
  20. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Yes we do... read the other thread in the bugs forum.
     

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